Being lost is never a matter of not knowing where you are; it’s a matter of not knowing where you aren’t.
In Three Words: Enduring. Funny. Classic.
Why Should You Read It: Because it’s like a warm hug on cold winter nights. The genius wordplay will keep you chuckling throughout the book, and the fun comes not from metaphors but from literal puns. You should read it for a magical sojourn from the Mountains of Ignorance to the Sea of Knowledge, traversing through the Doldrums, Foothills of Confusion, Dictionopolis, Digitopolis… in search of Rhyme and Reason!
Beyond the Book: Norton Juster, an architect, proposed writing a book for children about cities, for the young Baby Boomers would soon have responsibilities for the cities. He received a grant from Ford Foundation for the project. But soon hit a wall, and started writing snippets about a young boy named Milo, which began to consume his days and nights. The author shared his apartment with cartoonist Jules Feiffer, who saw the draft, got mesmerised, and began drawing illustrations for the book, which make the book what it is today!